Aug 1, 2013 1:08 PM by NBC News

Gun-related homicides down, suicides up

The rate of gun-related homicides in urban areas is down but firearm suicides are up.

That's according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since 2006, the rate of people committing suicide by using a gun increased in nearly 75% of the most populous cities.

Conversely, more than 75% of large cities showed a decrease in gun-related homicides in that same time.

Teenagers were particularly impacted and had higher firearm homicide rates than any other age group.



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